22 June 2009

Americans Want Public Option Health Care Plan - GOP says BOO!

According to a recent survey by Rueters, "Americans are struggling to pay for health care in the ongoing economic recession, with a quarter saying they have had trouble in the past 12 months, according to a survey released on Monday. ... 17.4 percent of households reported postponing or delaying health care over the past year ... Americans pay more per capita for health care than people in any other country, yet have high rates of infant mortality, diabetes, untreated heart disease and other conditions. Americans are often dissatisfied with their access to care ... 40 percent of all households planned to postpone care in the coming three months."

There is nothing new in that, nothing at all. We've known it for some time. But, it very starkly underscores, once again, the dire and urgent need for meaningful health care reform. I mention it because, despte this critical situation, the Republicans continue to stonewall, sand bag, obfuscate and lie in order to prevent that meaningful reform.

And that is despite the latest poll indication that 72-percent of all Americans support a government administered plan along the lines of Medicare for those under the age of 65. Such a plan would force competition with private insurers and guarantee that no American would be without health care.

The interesting thing behind that 72-percent is that 50-percent of people calling themselves republican support such a plan as do 75-percent of independents and 90-percent of democrats. Those supporting such a plan indicated they would be willing to pay the taxes necessary to support it.
The best the GOP can offer in the debate is its same old scare tactics....BOO!

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